Monday, December 12, 2011

Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day !!!!


Tis the season for PRESENTS !!!! (that is if you're on the "Good List" AND if you win one of the gajillion giveaways listed over at Sew Mama Sew and their Giveaway Day Event. They have organized and coordinated lots of shops and blogs to have a giveaway that will last all of this week ! (Dec. 12 -> Dec. 16th). There are a bunch of different categories such as "Handmade for the Home", "Handmade Bags", "Handmade Baby + Kids Items", "Sewing Supplies", "Other Craft Supplies", and "Handmade Accessories". Something for everyone !!!! So, we here at MBIAJ Headquarters decided to join in on the Giveaway palooza with ......




....this Hot Pack/Cold Pack Cover !! This is made out of a terry cloth wash cloth (so you can throw it in the wash)...and included with the Hot Pack/Cold Pack Cover is ....




... this gel Hot Pack / or Cold Pack !










..... see, here they are together ..... don't they look nice together? Anyhow, the gel hot pack/ cold pack can be put in the freezer for a cold pack, or zapped in the microwave (or put in a pot of boiling water on the stove ) for a moist hot pack (better than dry heat says my physical therapy self).




.......and here is one being put to use as a cold pack by Moonbeams Boy Matt as a result of the knee injury caused by dirtbike race incident a couple of summers ago. (one of the many times a cold pack or hot pack has been needed around here !). AND, as an extra added bonus , in case you have a bunch of dare devils/ and or some creeking joints/aching muscles .... and you want to be stylish while you take care of your boo boos, here is a Hot Pack/ Cold Pack Cover tutorial from the MBIAJ Archives .

SO, leave a comment here on my blog to enter my giveaway to win the Hot Pack/ Cold Pack Cover and the gel hot/cold pack . The giveaway will be open until Dec 16th at 5 PM PST (guess that's 8 PM EST). Winner will will be announced on December 18th. AND, zip on over to Sew Mama Sew's blog to see all of the other fun giveaways! (my giveaway is listed in the Handmade for the Home category.)

P.S. I would be happy to ship internationally !

Saturday morning update: Comments are now closed. Winner will be picked as soon as Kitty can drag herself out of bed to do the picking. THANKS SO MUCH for all of your very nice comments about the Hot Pack/Cold Pack Cover ! So happy to hear you all thought it was a good idea! And for anyone who decides to make one using the tutorial, hope the directions are clear (if not, just email any questions you might have). As for appliqueing on a terry cloth wash cloth ..... I didn't have any trouble with it at all.

Be back soon!
Toodles,
Mary Anne (aka Mare)

52 comments:

Jo said...

Ah, what a good idea.. my hubby snowboards and often needs a hot or cold pack! Thanks for the giveaway. jolenethiessen at gmail dot com

Michell said...

This would be a prefect gift to win, especially for Miss 15 who is always injured through sports

OhioMomPatriot said...

This would be wonderful for my aching hands after crocheting too long. Thank you for the great giveaway!

Wendy said...

How kind of you! Count me in too...

Wendy

Becky said...

Great idea! This would be used lots at our home:) Merry Christmas!

Sylvie said...

I have arthritis so a hot pack/cold pack sounds like a great idea. Thanks for the giveaway!

April Mae said...

That is too cute!

And oh how I could use one. Always hurting myself like a clutz. lol

Thank you for the opportunity and I am so glad to have found your blog through this giveaway!

Sallie said...

I would use it mostly for ice packs. Thanks for the great giveaway! Merry Christmas!

Lindsay(PACountryCrafts) said...

That is a great idea! Thanks for the giveaway! Merry Christmas!

bassenav said...

My husband practices Kung Fu and always need a hot or cold pack afterwords. Nice idea to keep it from sliding out if the towel!

Kristin said...

What a great thing! With 3 little kids, hot and cold packs are in constant use here!

debbie said...

great idea and really could use one.
datepen(at)yahoo(dot)com

Julia Badgley said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I'd love to win:)

Esther said...

That's so adorable! What a great way to use an old towel! :)

Love Of Quilts said...

Nice giveaway!

Kimberly said...

These are nice! Thanks for the giveaway.

deserae said...

Great idea! :)

Skooks said...

What a great idea! I'm sure the extra homemade touch helps the boo-boos go away too. :)

Kritta22 said...

Wow! What a fun giveaway!
I have a busted knee from an old injury so this would be wonderful!

Anne said...

This would be the perfect gift for my husband! He's scheduled to start PT after the holidays. Thanks for the chance to win!!

adrianna said...

wow! I love this idea! and it's adorable!

SavvyGirlDeborah said...

Thanks for doing this giveaway. What a beautiful item!

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deborah (at) savvygirls (dot) ca

:: miss m :: said...

Oh now that's brilliant! I have chronic pain in my neck and shoulders as a result of damage to my neck, so I'm always looking for something to help put on the darn thing for some relief. This is truly a great idea and I am totally crossing my fingers on this entry! :)

ELNM said...

What a great, very useful giveaway - there are always aches and pains! Thanks for the chance to win. ellen@myerly.net

michelle said...

Great giveaway, thanks for the chance!

Njeri said...

You have such a pretty background on your blog.

Linda said...

Hello, Great idea for a stylish practical giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win. Linda

rodlindafansler (at) gmail (dot) com

Tamster said...

with 2 boys, that would be a very useful prize! Merry Christmas!

Sarah said...

My birthday is Saturday, so this would be such a great birthday present!

Lauranie said...

oh, good stuff!! Everyone can use more hot/cold packs!! Thanks for the chance to win it!! Have a fun giveaway! :)

The Monkey's Mama said...

what a good idea! My boys are always hurting something.. usually their heads... was it hard to applique on the terrycloth?

jamie w said...

what a great idea

StephanieS said...

Cute! Thanks for the chance to win.

principeta said...

Never seen these,unusual idea,thanks for chance to win it.

Happy Holidays!!!

Kess said...

Very nice; my boyfriend has bad needs and definitely would love this for after I drag him out on walks. -grin-
Thanks for the giveaway!
kessilari(at)gmail(dot)com

Beth said...

Ah - that would be so wonderful after working in the garden all day! Wonderful giveaway!
beth(dot)sebastian(at)gmail(dot)com

hueisei said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

LethargicLass said...

This would be perfect to give to my Mom... she suffers a long time whiplash injury

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Jackie said...

Wonderful idea!Count me in....

mhoney said...

what a fun idea for a cold pack cover. I have wrapped towels around them, but they alway fall out..

I would love to win...

thanks for the chance.

Michelle

Sis-O said...

This would be lovely gift to give to either of my parents. Thank you for the opportunity.

skowens (at) sbcglobal (dot) net

Anne said...

That's a good idea! We always wrap them in dish towels, but they don't stay wrapped and that makes the kids whine. Merry Christmas!

Nancy Sue said...

Oh, I've won already with the tutorial you have for the hot/cold pack cover. We use cold packs quite a bit at our house, and had one with a split in the cloth and it was a mess! Wonderful giveaway, and thank you for the tutorial! (Doing snoopy happy dance!)

Lorri said...

What a neat idea! :) Thanks!

chibidani said...

I am currently 6 months pregnant, and the back pain has started in earnest. This is amazing, and I think I may make one after Christmas if I don't win yours.

Thanks!

chibidani at gmail dot com

ylrbmk said...

Such a neat idea. I'm a middle school teacher, and it looks like something that would be useful at school too.

Peggy said...

Well, that is a clever idea. I usually just wrap mine in an ugly kitchen towel. Yours is much better. :)

hwscutie said...

Very good idea!

Shelly said...

This is wonderful! Thank you!

dooddles said...

Fantastic idea and LOVE the tute! (And I think my chores will be done with your playlist playing in the background today.) :o)

Brooke said...

Ooh! Hot/Cold packs are sooo nice! The cover is much cuter than the white dishtowels I usually use to cover something like that!
brooke at richardchurch dot com